Sex, sex, sex … and celebrity. Not all storytelling is about boarding schools, bloodsuckers and bow-slinging lady killers. In this adults-only night of fantastical tales, anything goes.
Four writers share a short piece of self-penned smut about a celebrity or fictional character in Erotic Fan Fiction – a crowd favourite and unstoppable cultural phenomenon.
Hosted by John Leary, with Angie Hart, Benjamin Law, Adam Richard and Briohny Doyle.
Angie Hart is a the kind of shy and retiring singer-songwriters that often gets mistaken for a snob. In her illustrious career, she has had the distinct privilege of cold-shouldering the likes of Madonna, Neil Finn and Carol King. Please don’t ask her about this. Tired of shoe-gazing, she now stares holes into carpets for a living.
Actor, writer, and scooter and moustache-afficionado, when in Berlin, John likes to go dancing at Clärchens Balhaus. It’s the schnitzel and tinsel that does it.
Briohny Doyle is a Melbourne based writer and academic. She has published work in Meanjin, Overland and the Age. Her debut novel The Island Will Sink (The Lifted Brow) was released to critical acclaim in 2016. Adult Fantasy, her first book of nonfiction, is forthcoming through Scribe this year.
She teaches at Deakin and RMIT universities, and is a 2017 Endeavour Award recipient – undertaking research fellowships at Yale and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
A stand-up comedian since 1997, Adam has performed all over Australia, Britain and the USA. He began his gossip queen career as Triple J’s Mister Bitch (2002/3) and has spent the last eight years as The Fabulous Adam Richard, part of Melbourne’s Number 1 FM breakfast team, the Matt and Jo Show on 101.9 Fox FM. In 2010 he also joined the breakfast teams on Adelaide’s SA.FM and Perth’s 92.9.
Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist, screenwriter and author of two books – The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012). Both were nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. The Family Law is now in its fourth reprint, and has been translated into French and adapted into an AACTA-nominated SBS TV series.
He's the co-author of the comedy book Shit Asian Mothers Say (2014), with his sister Michelle, and Law School, with his mother Jenny Phang. He also wrote the September 2017 Quarterly Essay, 'Moral Panic 101'. He is a frequent contributor to Good Weekend, Frankie and the Monthly.